Micah Johnson returns to Riders’ lineup against Eskimos

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders will get some help in their quest to clinch a home playoff game this week via the return of star defensive tackle Micah Johnson.

Johnson sat out last week on the one-game injured list, his third missed game this season. The Riders’ prized free agent aquisition has been a consistent presence when on the field, though his current tally of four sacks is a far cry from his 2018 career-high of 14.

Johnson will not be the only Rider returning to the lineup, with Manny Arceneaux replacing Jordan Williams-Lambert in the receiving corps and Takoby Cofield taking over for Terran Vaughn at the left tackle spot.

A Saskatchewan win or tie against Edmonton will result in a home playoff date.